Flashcards - Federalism in the US

Flashcards - Federalism in the US
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bicameral
A bicameral legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses
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nullification
Nullification, in United States constitutional history, is a legal theory that a state has the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal law which that state has deemed unconstitutional
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New Deal
The New Deal was a series of social liberal programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later
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Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place during the 1930s
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United States Constitution
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America
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United States Constitution
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America
Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place during the 1930s
New Deal
The New Deal was a series of social liberal programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later
nullification
Nullification, in United States constitutional history, is a legal theory that a state has the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal law which that state has deemed unconstitutional
bicameral
A bicameral legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses
judicial branch
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state
legislative branch
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
sovereign nation
Sovereignty is understood in jurisprudence as the full right and power of a governing body to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies
constitutional amendment
A constitutional amendment refers to the modification of the constitution of a nation or state
state official
An official is someone who holds an office in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority
Fourteenth Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments

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